August 26, 2010

Emma's Room


We are really just starting to get settled in here in our temporary cottage.
 There are still quite a few things I want to do, including painting 3 more rooms. I don't want to do too much to a home that isn't mine but I do want it to feel like home.

The entire upstairs was already painted the color Maddie wanted so my only immediate need was to paint Emma's room.
 It was very important to her that it feel like her old room so even the paint color is the same.

 Her curtains were the only ones we got to keep when we sold our old house.

Notice all the brown trim in this house? I'm not a fan but I'm not going to tackle that job.

I love the mix of patterns on her bed and this beautiful pillow I got from my friend Melissa looks perfect in its new home.


I especially hope this girl likes the room because she's going to be sleeping here in less than 3 weeks when she leaves her Montana farm to be an honorary Hoosier for a week. That's giving me extra incentive to get off my rear and accomplish some things. I hope to have a lot more to share with you in the weeks to come.

37 comments:

  1. Very sweet! I love the board with pegs. Such a simple idea, but very practical. I have a girl who loves her bags and hats, too. wondering now if I still have all those white cabinet knobs...

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  2. This is an adorable room! Love all of the soft colors and sweet touches.

    God Bless,
    Heather

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  3. Oh such a lovely room for Emma! What splendid dreams and nighttime stories can be inspired. A perfect little place to be.

    ~Heart~
    elise

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  4. it looks very pretty. love the pillow with the house appliques on it. the little felted house storage tote kills me!!

    have a lovely day.
    ~molly

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  5. What a sweet room! I'll bet she just loves it. It is always good to be able to bring a bit of OLD home to the NEW one...even if it is temporary. When we were renting (while we were rehabbing a house-gutting,etc.) we stayed in an apartment complex just down the road by the University. It was just a plain Jane sort of place but I decorated it up with all our "stuff" that we didn't store and made it feel like home. When the rental agent popped in one day to pick up some paperwork she looked around the apartment and asked if they could use it for showings (to show people what it would look like if they decorated it). I said yes with a bit of trepidation but when our plans went South and the new place wasn't done in time-they let us stay an extra 2 months for no rent! Hard to believe in this day and age, huh? We have recommended the place to several people that need short term housing. Diana

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  6. I could not imagine any girl being very pleased and happy in this charming room... So sweet....

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  7. Sweet sweet room! It looks beautiful...

    xo,

    annie

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  8. Do I really get to stay in that gorgeous haven when I come to visit? How exciting! This mom of boys can't wait to spend time surrounded by all things girl. Emma....you are a darling to share your beautiful room with me. I will treat it with the utmost care.
    But there's a very good chance I'm going to steal your pillow.
    And your pink owl.
    And quite possibly your little blue house.

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  9. Jen I LOVE that bunny on the wall about the books, it's so cute!!!

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  10. beautiful post. I *stumbled* upon your blog this afternoon and and happy I did. I need a good chunk of time to dig into your older posts. I am sorry for the loss of your mom this summer. I lost my mom on June 11th and have found my blog to be a place that helps me grieve. weird. anyhow... our situations were very different, but the loss of a mother is one that is unlike anything else. Just wanted to let you know I can feel your pain. yuck. Looking forward to reading more from you.
    thanks,
    elizabeth

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  11. Just a beautiful little room, very sweet!!
    Carol in GA

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  12. I would gladly sleep in that room. Pink is my favorite color and I adore the bedding!!

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  13. Her room is absolutely beautiful! You did a great job putting it together!! I can't wait to see what you do to the rest of your sweet cottage!

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  14. This is so sweet... I wish my daughter had wanted a pink room when she was young...

    Chris

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  15. I lovvvvveeee Emma's new room!!!!! And we LOVE sock monkey's too!! I have been collecting things for Madi's big girl bed, and very similiar to Emma's! :)
    I love the wood floors and brown stained trim, I think it's beautiful! :)
    Kristi

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  16. Oh it turned out just wonderful! My daughter said she will take her room if she doesnt like it! lol. Pat yourself on the back for this one..great job!

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  17. This room is so sweet and pretty! I love it! And I especially LOVE the rabbit! He fits in just perfectly!!!

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  18. Oh! Emma's room is gorgeous!! LOVE that pink and all the beautiful, well chosen details!
    Mercedes

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  19. Looks great! I would love a room like that for myself :-). The bunny in the green jacket by the bed is adorable!

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  20. It is really a cute, girly room! Love the colors and I love that long house pillow on the bed!~Hugs, Patti

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  21. It looks cute with all her special things about. I think you did a great job making it comfy for her. And that pillow is just too sweet, it makes the room.
    ~Michelle

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  22. oh jen its absolutely precious!!
    i LOVE the darker trim, love it!
    i know that suprises you,but it adds true charm
    & we're all about charming , right?
    seriously girlie, you have such a sweet way of decorating and making each space home
    xo

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  23. Her room is beautiful! Love the pillow on her bed. Can't wait to see what you have done with the rest of the house. Jackie

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  24. oooooh, it is a lovely room! very sweet!

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  25. her room is adorable. perfect for a lovely young lady.

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  26. A perfect Little Girl haven for a perfect little girl.

    ('twill be perfect for TBone, too.)

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  27. I can't believe you've accomplished so much in so little time! That rooms looks so sweet. Benjamin will love it!

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  28. Her room is adorable! Great job!!

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  29. What beautiful and cozy room!Love every detail!

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  30. I love that room! You have such a wonderful eye for design - all of the details that make the room cozy and charming.

    Hugs,
    Penny

    p.s. thanks for the sweet words about my mosaics...

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  31. Emma's room is absolutely adorable! Love the mixture of patterns and all the sweet little treasures ♥

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  32. What a beautiful room for a girl.

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  33. Sooooo pretty! And I love that pillow! I wish my Anna would be as compliant with such gentle and soft decor in her room. We're getting ready to move and she's adamant that her room be horses (browns, reds, greens) and absolutely no white furniture. Girls...*sigh*. :)

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  34. Hi Jen!! I love the room. It looks great, and still looks like a kid actually lives in it! I am dying to know what color pink you used- I have been looking for that same color for my craft room :) Thanks!

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  35. Love that rug. I bought it too. I stitched two together for the baby's room. Cute and didn't break the bank.

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